This morning, we stopped by the new Zara flagship on Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street, and much like its neighbor Uniqlo, the store is enormous. (Not as enormous, but close.) Measuring in at 32,000 square feet and three floors, the store is Zara's largest in the U.S., and it stocks the brand's women's, men's, and children's collections, as well as accessories for everybody.
And there's definitely no shortage of clothes: The flagship, of course, will carry items that are unavailable at other Zara locations, and the store will order new merchandise twice a week. For your convenience, all of the collections are arranged by type—meaning there's an entire area dedicated to pastels, to black outfits, to all-white outfits, etc. And around every corner, a neon-hued blazer awaits.
The store officially opens tomorrow, so expect it to be totally packed, oh, within minutes. The forces behind the brand informed us that they're hoping the location can be a bit of a refuge from Midtown's craziness, and they've specially designed the tabletops and displays to keep the Saturday afternoon mess to a minimum. Since you can pretty much spend the entire day there, there are two designated couch areas—one on the bottom floor and one on the top—where you can take a breather.
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